Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/6/2009

GENEALOGY: Using Tax Lists beginner’s guide packs a punch

Cornelius Carroll’s The Beginner’s Guide to Using Tax Lists is a little book that packs a big punch. Tax lists are among the most neglected resources available to a family historian, yet much information can be reaped from them. Tax lists can place a person at a particular place at a specific time, can provide information on land, livestock, and personal items owned by an individual, can aid in determining father-son parentage, can give information about indentured servants and slaves, and can aid the researcher in following the migrations of a family. In fact the “substitute censuses” that have been put together to replace the lost censuses come from tax lists. for more click here

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